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Chevrolet chose to introduce the 2018 Equinox last night, the evening of the autumn equinox, and it came with a surprise — a 1.6-liter turbo diesel that Chevy estimates will achieve and estimated 40 mpg in highway driving. The compact crossover SUV segment is now the industry’s single-largest segment, and the Equinox crossover is Chevrolet’s […]

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Today Ford said that a hybrid version of its popular F-series trucks would be built by the end of the decade. The revelation came while CEO Mark Fields was discussing the company’s recent announcement of a $4.5 billion investment in developing 13 new electrified vehicles, and he gave the briefest mention of the hybridized F-Series […]

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As contradictory as it may seem, the low fuel prices we are seeing are your best friend if you want to buy a hybrid or EV these days. Ford’s Focus Electric hatchback, which sells at an average of 16 percent off MSRP, tops January’s list of best savings on new vehicles, according to TrueCar, Inc. […]

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VIA Motors reports that its first shipment of VTRUX pickups has just been delivered. Its Chairman Bob Lutz said that in addition to the 40 trucks – which were sold to fleet customers such as Verizon and Federal Express – VIA also has 200 VTRUX Vans en route. The VTRUX and VTRUX Van are plug-in […]

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CEO of California’s Pacific Gas and Electric utility and Ford Motor Co. board member Tony Earley is interested in finding ways to convert gasoline vehicles to electric— particularly light duty pick-up trucks. Earley, who has been collaborating with colleagues and employees at Ford and General Motors on the effort, said at a press conference after […]

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Consumer Reports recently announced that two alternative-fuel offerings have been rated best in their respective classes after a recent round of testing. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel scored 82 points in CR‘s hands, helped mainly by the diesel’s impressive 20 mpg combined and 27 mpg highway observed during the test. Previous winners included the regular Ram […]

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When General Motors announced last week details on the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickups, notably absent was any mention of the hybrid models of the Sierra and Silverado. Speculation that GM would take the hybrids out of the lineup – though still available as 2013 models – surfaced in late summer. […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Coming off near-record levels in March, the hybrid market took a nosedive in April. With gas prices soaring, […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Hybrid sales leapt higher in March, growing by nearly 50 percent compared to February and compared to last […]

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Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Renewed consumer interest in buying cars and a jump in gas prices combined to revive hybrid sales in February. […]

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